Tecmo's World Cup '90 arcade game was remodeled based on the 1992 European Championships for its home computer release. The tournament's structure of the time (2 groups of 4 play each other once, top 2 go through to semi-finals followed by a final) is recreated, with any of Europe's soccer nations available to be chosen as those 8, and 1 or 2 human players choosing their team, playing on either keyboard or joystick.
The matches are played from a side-scrolling perspective. The ball sticks to the player's foot, and can be kicked or passed with a press of the fire button. The referee is fairly lenient when it comes to tough sliding tackles, although fierce contact will result in a free kick being given.
October 19, 2019 Subject:
This was the best football game I played with my friends back in the day when I was 8 or 9 in Argentina. We were crazy with all the last seconds goals and the fact you could reverse the tide in a mater of seconds. Amazing, amazing. What memories.
November 9, 2016 Subject:
Great 2-player game.
Hey guys, Mike Oxlong here.
I'd give this game 5 stars. It's a fabulous game that I love to play with my friend, Mike Oxhard, in class. You can bind controls if you don't know them, very user friendly. - as with most other MS-DOS games, press ENTER to start.
April 15, 2016 Subject:
Player control ruins the game.
When the opposing team has control of the ball, the game will automatically change to whichever player it decides is the most accurate for chasing down the ball. This leads to rapid changes that cause you to move your players away from the ball as you were not expecting it to change. This is the worst thing possible when the computer is making a run at the goal and it changes to your goalie at the most inopportune time, leaving you with no time to react to the shot on your goal.
Also the computer controlled goalie has god-like precision and reaction time. It is possible to score, but you have to do it in a very specific way.
As far as the emulation side of things goes, you cannot save any of your own goals because all of the save slots are filled with other goals, and if you attempt to delete them so that you can save your own goals, the emulation locks up.